oven chips in air fryer

Can you Cook Oven Chips in an Air Fryer?

Do you love oven chips but hate the hassle of having to preheat your oven? If this is you, then you’re in for a real treat! Did you know you can cook oven chips in an air fryer?

Can You Cook Oven Chips in Air Fryer?

Yes! you can cook oven chips in an air fryer. In fact, many chip fans regard it as the best way of all to cook them.

The hot air distributes heat far more evenly around the chips compared to a conventional oven, resulting in perfectly crisp oven chips every time. Here’s how to do it:

How to Cook Oven Chips in an Air Fryer?

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (360°F) for 2 minutes.
  2. Spray some cooking oil or cooking spray on the fryer basket to ensure the chips don’t stick when cooking.
  3. Spread a single layer of oven chips across the base of the basket. There is no need to defrost the chips as they should cook perfectly from frozen.
  4. Cook the oven chips for 8-20 minutes, see the cook times we use for different thicknesses below.
  5. Remove and shake the fry basket halfway through cooking, this ensures all the chips cook through evenly.
  6. Replace the fry basket and continue cooking, when your oven chips look golden and appear crispy, remove them from the basket and serve immediately.

How long to cook oven chips in an Air Fryer?

The overall time it takes to cook oven chips in an air fryer depends on the thickness of the chips.

Thin French fries usually cook for 8-10 minutes. Regular straight cut or crinkle chips are perfectly cooked in 12 to 15 minutes.

Chunky oven chips are much larger and should need up to 20 minutes. Also, if you don’t preheat the air fryer, the chips could take slightly longer to cook.

Tip: If you’re using frozen oven chips, do not allow them to defrost, they will become wet and soggy and will need to be cooked even longer.

Do you need to add oil to cook oven chips in an Air Fryer?

No, you do not need to add oil when cooking oven chips in an air fryer. Most store-bought oven chips already have a light oil coating on them, that’s more than enough.

Do oven chips taste the same when cooked in an Air Fryer?

Yes, oven chips cooked in an air fryer taste exactly the same as if it was cooked in an oven.

An air fryer is very similar to an oven but on a much smaller scale. Most people believe that oven chips are actually one of the most authentic foods you can cook in an air fryer.

See also: How to cook frozen chips in an air fryer.


There you have it, that’s how simple it is to cook oven chips in an air fryer. You can of course add your own seasonings to spice up your chips if you want. Either way, let us know below how your oven chips turn out when cooked in an air fryer!